If there was ever a time that the old adage “the Church is not a building” rings true, it’s now.
In most cases, the congregation can’t even go near the church building because of stay-at-home mandates and social distancing.
But don’t forget that Christians before us were dispersed because of persecution, resulting in the spread of the Gospel far and wide. Perhaps our current forced dispersion will awaken us to new ways to share God’s love.
I think this time presents a unique opportunity for God’s people and his church to share Hope and meet needs in creative ways.
The list of 25 ideas I put together includes thoughts for creative online services, creative outreach (online and in person), and unique ideas for children’s and youth ministry.
I think all 25 ideas are very helpful, but some of my favorites include:
#1 Tap Digitally Experienced Youth. They can add creativity to online services.
#7 Get Bodies Involved. Prayerful Movement helps us process and connect.
#10 Online Prayer Ministry. Prayer ministry online can be surprisingly powerful.
#11 Drive-IN church. Why not take church to places where people are still allowed to go?
#14 Pop-Up Sacred Space. Bring sacred space to the community.
#18 Family Flash Mobs. Thrill the neighbors.
#19 Obstacle Course. Keep the kids busy and help them compete online!
#25 Physical Spiritual Warfare. Get youth involved in the fight.
May God bless you with peace, grace, and creative ideas as you follow him in this incredible time in history.